Provider of globally deployed test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organisations, Marvin Test Solutions has announced that the company is a member of the BAE Systems-led team that won the US Air Force Bomber Armament Tester (BAT) programme competition in September 2017. The BAT will be held the US.
Air Force’s common armament tester for the B-1B, B-2A, and B-52H, supporting flightline and intermediate-level testing of all bomb ejector racks, rotary launchers, and pylon assemblies used by the Nation’s bomber fleet. MTS will be a significant provider of hardware, software and design support for the BAT Core Tester.
“We are proud to be a part of this outstanding team supporting the warfighter ensuring operational readiness of these mission-critical aircraft,” said Major General Stephen T. Sargeant, USAF (Ret.), CEO of Marvin Test Solutions.
“Our experience in developing mil/aero test solutions and specifically in portable armament test sets enabled us to partner on this program. We look forward to working closely with BAE Systems and the Air Force Air Logistics Complexes to make the program a success.”
The contract value of more than $64m provides for the design, development, manufacturing and sustainment of the Bomber Armament Tester system.
A total of 90 BAT systems will be delivered in three increments over the next nine years, with work on the programme to be performed primarily at BAE Systems’ facilities in San Diego, California, and Fort Worth, Texas.